CANSO Global Summit 2024 and 28th AGM Programme

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Monday 10 June

09:00-18:00Host tour – optional
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Dress code: Smart casual, with comfortable footwear for vineyard exploration.

Buses will depart from the JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels at 09:00, and return to both hotels at 18:00. Please gather in the hotel lobby at 08:45. 
 
If you are not staying at either the JW Marriott or the Holiday Inn Hotels, please make your way to one of these hotels at the appropriate time to join the tour.
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Day One – Tuesday 11 June

11:00-17:30CANSO Global ATM Summit 2024 Early RegistrationVenue: Sharg Zali Foyer
12:00-12:30Sponsored Workshops Light Welcome LunchVenue: Sharg Zali Foyer
12:30-14:30Workshop: Transforming Skies Together

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In this workshop Indra, with its wide range of solutions and services across Air Traffic Management, will share their new strategic plan and offering.

Indra’s technology is present in more than 200 control centres, 1,700 landing systems and 400 radars in 176 countries. Additionally, more than 85 per cent of the world’s air passengers fly making use of Indra ATM technology at any time of their flight.

Workshop attendees will also get first hand insight into the exciting launch of satellites that will enable surveillance and communication services, especially in remote and oceanic areas not currently covered by terrestrial air navigation systems. Startical, an alliance between ENAIRE, the fourth-largest national air navigation manager in Europe in terms of traffic volume and one of the 10 largest air traffic controllers worldwide, and Indra, are aiming high in the space race.

The third part of the workshop will cover technology trends and what matters now within our industry.

Last, but not least, we will discuss the deployment of ATM/CNS technology in the Azerbaijan region with some of those who know it best, looking back and looking forward.
Venue: Sharg Zali
14:30-15:00Sponsored Workshops Networking BreakVenue: Sharg Zali Foyer
15:00-17:00Workshop: Air Traffic Surveillance in Azerbaijan

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Access to reliable, accurate and global data is key for safe and efficient operations in the airspace. In this workshop, Aireon will discuss its ongoing work with Azerbaijan’s AZANS and how the ANSP is using Aireon’s space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data to better manage traffic flows in the region and to get better insights into improving safety.
Venue: Sharg Zali
19:00-21:00

Welcome Reception hosted by
Dress code: Smart casual.

Buses will depart from the JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels at 18:30, and return to both hotels at 21:30. Please gather in the lobby at 18:15.

Transfer back to JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels: 21:00.

You are welcome to follow the Welcome Reception with a visit to a traditional Tea House in the Old City. Should you wish to do so, buses will take you back to the JW Marriott and the Holiday Inn at 23:00.
Venue: Han Restaurant

Day two – Wednesday 12 June

08:00-09:00CANSO Global ATM Summit 2024 Registration
Welcome refreshments sponsored by
Venue: Sharg Zali Foyer
08:00-17:00CANSO Global ATM Summit 2024 and 28th AGM ExhibitionVenue: Sharg Zali Foyer
09:00-17:00
Spouse/Partner Programme: Day One

Dress code: Dress code: Comfortable attire such as light summer clothing, casual dress, shorts, and sandals are recommended for the cooking classes. It is also reccommended to take beach wear for the afternoon section of today’s tour.

Buses will depart from the JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels at 09:00, and return to both hotels at 17:00. Please gather in the hotel lobby at 08:45.

If you are not staying at either the JW Marriott or the Holiday Inn hotels, please make your way to one of these hotels at the appropriate time to join the tour.
Mangal Zagulba Restaurant,
Sea Breeze Nine Senses Art Centre,
Rose Bar
09:00-09:40Opening Remarks

Speakers
Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO
Rashad Nabiyev, Minister of Digital Development and Transport
Mukhtar Babayev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources and COP29 President-Designate
Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of the ICAO Council
Venue: Sharg Zali
09:40 – 10:20Aviation’s Pathway to Net Zero
Climate change is one of humanity’s most pressing issues and aviation has a key role to play in cutting carbon emissions. With 2050 only a few decades away, it is imperative that greater focus is placed on meeting aviation’s net zero climate goal. This panel will discuss the challenges of meeting aviation’s 2050 goal, as well as opportunities to collaborate to achieve it.

Moderator:
Michiel van Dorst, Chair of the EC3, CANSO and CEO, LVNL
 
Panellists:
Haldane Dodd, Executive Director, ATAG
Ä°smail H. Polat, Chief Planning Officer, Ä°GA Istanbul Airport
Nozipho Mdawe, CEO, ATNS
Benjamin Binet, Vice-President of Strategy, Airspace Mobility Solutions, Thales
Venue: Sharg Zali
10:20 – 10:40Table discussion: What are Your Organisations Doing to Help Meet Aviation’s Net Zero Goal? 

An at-table conversation to identify areas of best practice with feedback from selected tables.
Venue: Sharg Zali
10:40 – 11:05Networking Coffee Break, sponsored by Venue: Sharg Zali Foyer
11:05-11:35Contrails – the Science Behind Them and Mitigating Measures

Presenter:
Dr. Swati Saxena, Aviation Systems Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Venue: Sharg Zali
11:35 – 12:15Technology as an Enabler to Greener Skies

In this session, panellists will discuss the technologies and innovations that can help ATM meet its 2050 carbon emission goal.

Moderator:
Conor Mullan, Managing Director, Think Research
 
Panellists:
RamĂłn TĂ rrech Masdeu, Director Air Traffic Strategy and Innovation, INDRA
Don Thoma, CEO, Aireon
Mariagrazia La Piscopia, Executive Director, SESAR Deployment Manager
Magdalena Jaworska-Maćkowiak, CEO, PANSA
Venue: Sharg Zali
12:15 – 12:50Nurturing Talent for Tomorrow: Shaping our Future Skies
In this roundtable session, we will explore strategies to ensure operational efficiency both today and in the future by cultivating a strong pipeline of talent in the air traffic management (ATM) industry. Industry leaders will discuss best practices, innovative approaches, and collaborative initiatives aimed at developing and retaining skilled professionals to meet the evolving needs of ATM.

Moderator:
Ben Stanley, CEO, Firstfruits Services

Panellists:
Bertina Ho-Mock-Qai, Permanent Representative Brussels, DSNA
Daniel Johnson, Deputy Secretary General for Administrative Affairs, Roberts FIR
Danielle Mesa, Chief Culture and Diversity Officer, Airservices Australia
Anne Kathrine Jensen, CEO, Entry Point North
Venue: Sharg Zali
12:50 – 13:00Closing Remarks
Speaker:
Farhan Guliyev, Director, AZANS
Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO
Venue: Sharg Zali
13:00-14:00Networking Lunch, sponsored by Venue: Sharg Zali Foyer
14:00-15:30CANSO 28th AGM – Full Member Meeting
For CANSO Full Members only
Venue: Sharg Zali
15:30-17:00CANSO 28th AGM – Associate Member Meeting
For CANSO Associate Members only
Venue: Sharg Zali
18:00-22:30

Gala Dinner, hosted by
Dress code:
In recognition of the prestigious nature of this event and venue, attendees are asked to dress accordingly. For example, suits and ties for the men, and longer, smarter dresses or suits for women. Formal national attire is also welcomed.

Buses will depart from the JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels at 17:45, and return to both hotels at 22:30. Please gather in the hotel lobby at 17:30.

Transfer back to JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels: 22:30.
Venue: Heydar Aliyev Center

Day Three – Thursday 13 June

07:30-09:00CANSO 28th AGM Registration
Welcome refreshments sponsored by
Venue: Sharg Zali Foyer
08:00-13:00CANSO Global ATM Summit 2024 and 28th AGM Exhibition Venue: Sharg Zali Foyer
09:00
-11:00
CANSO 28th AGMVenue: Sharg Zali
11:00-13:00Networking Lunch, sponsored by Venue: Sharg Zali Foyer
08:00-17:00Spouse/Partner Programme: Day Two
Dress code: Casual.

If you are staying in the Holiday Inn hotel please gather at 07:45 for a 08:00 departure.

If you are staying in the JW Marriott Hotel please gather at 08:00 for a 08:15 departure.

If you are not staying at either the JW Marriott or the Holiday Inn hotels, please make your way to one of these hotels at the appropriate time to join the tour.

Buses leave to return to the hotels at 15:00.
Venue: Azerbaijan Fish Farm in Neftchala
19:00-22:00

Closing Dinner, hosted by
Dress code: Smart casual.

Buses will depart from the JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels at 18:30 and return to both hotels at 22:00. Please gather in the hotel lobby at 18:15.

Transfer back to JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels: 22:00.
Venue: Mangal Steak House

Our social programme

Alongside the CANSO Global Summit 2024 and 28th AGM, our host, AZANS, is planning a wide range of side events that truly capture the beauty of Azerbaijan.

Here’s what you can look forward to. Click ‘Read more’ on each day to see more pictures and get a full flavour of the delights that await you in Baku.

Monday 10 June
09:00-18:00

Buses will depart from the JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels at 09:00, and return to both hotels at 18:00. Please gather in the hotel lobby at 08:45. 
 
If you are not staying at either the JW Marriott or the Holiday Inn Hotels, please make your way to one of these hotels at the appropriate time to join the tour.

Transfer back to JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels: 16:00

Host Tour (Optional)

Attendees are invited to a full day excursion to the Shamakhi Vineyard – one of the country’s top vineyards – outside the city.

There they will enjoy a wine tasting and tour of the vineyard, followed by lunch in the Abgora Restaurant (pictured), which will be followed by a programme of entertainment.

There they will enjoy a wine tasting and tour of the vineyard, followed by lunch in the Abgora Restaurant (pictured), which will be followed by a programme of entertainment.

Dress code: Smart casual, with comfortable footwear for vineyard exploration

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Tuesday 11 June
19:00-21:00

Buses will depart from the JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels at 18:30, and return to both hotels at 21:30. 

Please gather in the hotel lobby at 18:15.

If you are not staying at either the JW Marriott or the Holiday Inn Hotels, please make your way to one of these hotels at the appropriate time to join the tour.

Transfer back to JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels from Welcome Reception: 21:00
From Tea House: 23:00

Welcome Reception

Our Welcome Reception will be held at the Han Restaurant, one of Azerbaijan’s top venues, in the middle of the old city of Baku.

Following the reception, guests will also have the option of transferring to one of the old city’s traditional tea houses for tea and shisha in a venue rich in history and Azerbaijan culture.

Dress code: Smart casual

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Wednesday 12 June
18:00 – 22:30

Buses will depart from the JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels at 17:45, and return to both hotels at 22:30. Please gather in the hotel lobby at 17:30.

If you are not staying at either the JW Marriott or the Holiday Inn Hotels, please make your way to one of these hotels at the appropriate time to join the tour.

Transfer back to JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels: 23:00

Gala Dinner

A highlight of the week will be the Gala Dinner, which will be held in the city’s iconic Heydar Aliyev Centre.

Designed by world renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the centre is one of the main symbols of Baku and is famous for its flowing, curved style.

Preceding the dinner, guests will enjoy a full concert, in the center’s main concert hall, of traditional Azerbaijan classical music.

Dress code: In recognition of the prestigious nature of this event and venue, attendees are asked to dress accordingly. For example, suits and ties for the men, and longer, smarter dresses or suits for women. Formal national attire is also welcomed.

Read more

Thursday 13 June
19:00-22:00

Buses will depart from the JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels at 18:30 and return to both hotels at 22:00. Please gather in the hotel lobby at 18:15.

If you are not staying at either the JW Marriott or the Holiday Inn Hotels, please make your way to one of these hotels at the appropriate time to join the tour.

Transfer back to JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels: 22:00

Closing Dinner

The CANSO Global ATM Summit and 28th AGM week culminates in one final, spectacular dinner in the ballroom of the Mangal Steak house, one of Baku’s most famous and traditional steakhouses. And for those who want to continue later into the evening, further networking and socialising opportunities will continue at one of Baku’s top nightclubs.

Dress code: Smart casual

Read more

Our spouses and partners’ programmes

Our host, AZANS, is also generously providing two days of activities for your spouse or partner should they be joining us. Here’s what they can enjoy:

Wednesday 12 June
09:00-17:00

Buses will depart from the JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels at 09:00, and return to both hotels at 17:00. Please gather in the hotel lobby at 08:45.

If you are not staying at either the JW Marriott or the Holiday Inn hotels, please make your way to one of these hotels at the appropriate time to join the tour.

The day starts with cooking classes at Baku’s famous Mangal Zagulba restuarant.

Embark on a culinary journey with expert chefs, where you’ll learn the art of Azerbaijani cuisine through hands-on cooking classes.

After the cooking classes, head to the sea-front Rose Bar to unwind and enjoy the sea breeze. Relax in the serene ambiance as you sip on refreshing drinks served throughout the afternoon.

During the afternoon there will also be the chance to take part in an art workshop at the complex’s Nine Senses Art Center.

Dress code: Comfortable attire such as light summer clothing, casual dresses, shorts, and sandals are recommended for the cooking classes. It is also recommended to take beach wear for the afternoon section of today’s tour.

Read more

Thursday 13 June
19:00-22:00

Buses will depart from the JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels at 18:30 and return to both hotels at 22:00. Please gather in the hotel lobby at 18:15.

If you are not staying at either the JW Marriott or the Holiday Inn Hotels, please make your way to one of these hotels at the appropriate time to join the tour.

Transfer back to JW Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels: 22:00

Closing Dinner

The CANSO Global ATM Summit and 28th AGM week culminates in one final, spectacular dinner in the ballroom of the Mangal Steak house, one of Baku’s most famous and traditional steakhouses. And for those who want to continue later into the evening, further networking and socialising opportunities will continue at one of Baku’s top nightclubs.

Dress code: Smart casual

Read more

Our additonal sponsors

We are grateful for the support of our additional sponsors.

Lunch Sponsor

Delegate Notebook Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Coffee Break Sponsor